Phyllite, deformed metamorphic rock

Phyllite, deformed metamorphic rock

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Caption: Phyllite, deformed metamorphic rock. Phyllite is composed of quartz, mica and chlorite minerals. This sample is a thin section, transected by polarised light to highlight small folds, or microfolds. These were the result of forces and stresses upon the rock.

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Keywords: earth science, fold, folding, folds, geological, geology, layer, layered, layers, metamorphic, microfolding, microfolds, mineralogy, pattern, patterned, phyllite, polished, rock, rocks, slice, stone, thin section

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